A smaller variety, Ceanothus ‘Italian Skies’ is a spreading medium-sized evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves and small bright blue flowers in compact conical clusters in late spring.
Great for year-round interest Ceanothus are fast-growing but may be short-lived. This variety is worth consideration for hedges and screening as when pruned it retains its manageable size.
Grows well in a sunny sheltered position. Prune after flowering, feed and mulch to provide the nutrients needed.
An ideal plant for a wildlife garden.
Likes well drained soil, does not do well on chalk.
Final Height: 1-1.5m tall and 1-1.5m wide.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.